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The Atmos Clock–It Runs On Thin Air

September 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Saturday saw us drinking champagne outdoors at a wedding reception in Wirral. Last night we turned the central heating on for the first time this year. Talk about a change in the weather. Yes, this column is about atmospheric changes, but actually clocks, not barometers. They’re called Atmos clocks and they’re expensive when new, incredibly […]

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Teeth, Sheep, Apples And Cheese: An Age-Old Problem Solved

October 7th, 2010 · No Comments

By guest writer Geoff Smaldon Few of us look forward to a visit to the dentist, but we are now accustomed to a level of dental care unheard of in the past. It was not until 1858 that the first dental hospital opened in the UK and the Royal College of Surgeons started to license […]

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Car boot sale buy is rare PenDelfin plaque

February 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments

A chance find at a car boot sale is set to hit the jackpot for a couple after auctioneers valued their £2 bargain at £1,000 or more.

“The little ceramic wall plaque was lying in the grass underneath one stall and my husband walked past without giving it a second glance,” said the woman, a local government officer who asked not to be named.

“I was following on behind and it caught my eye when I looked down, so I picked it up. I didn’t think much of it at first, but when I turned it over, I saw the name ‘PenDelfin’

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The Ins and Outs of a new antiques collecting year

January 2nd, 2008 · 6 Comments

THE TOAST is … a new year of collecting opportunity. Another 12 months in which to indulge one’s passion, splurge yet more cash on knickknacks and fripperies and generally fill walls and any remaining flat surfaces with completely useless objects that you simply cannot live without. But then you’re a true collector, addicted to a […]

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What do you want to read about? I like a challenge

November 1st, 2005 · No Comments

Got an idea for a collecting column? Is there some topic you’d like to read about? No promises and no strings but do let me know. I like a challenge!Email me: columns ‘at’ chris-proudlove.co.uk.

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